Math and Biology Major Awarded NSF Fellowship
Chloe Griffin ’22 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded a highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
The fellowship supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.
Chloe will be attending Brown University this Fall to pursue a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and will spend this summer in Germany working at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
During her time at Converse, Chloe has worked on several research projects. She participated in the SC-INBRE program in 2019, working on graph theory applied to self-assembling DNA under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Sorrells. Chloe and Dr. Sorrells have had an article about this work accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed mathematics journal.
As part of the Nisbet Honors program, Chloe is currently completing an Honors in Field thesis. She has researched mechanistic models for COVID-19 data in Spartanburg county under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Mangum. Chloe also completed an external internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, performing research with Dr. Zachary Grant to create numerical time-stepping methods for time-dependent systems.